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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 22, 2011 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best to all of you....(Non Dead)

I'm unplugging and am going to be electronically and net untethered for the next couple of days and wanted to wish all of you a very safe and happy holiday season and a Happy and safe New Year.

If you are Christian or otherwise inclined - Merry Christmas

If you are Jewish - Happy Hanukkah

If you are African-American - Happy Kwanzaa

If you are Buddhist - Happy Bodhi Day (apologies for being late with this one)

If you are none of the above or any of the above - enjoy that which makes you, your family and friends happy, be safe, enjoy each other's company and have a great 2012.

I'll be surfacing soon.....

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 22, 2011 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best to all of you....(Non Dead)

back atya Mando

and ditto to the rest of my forum brothers and sisters as well

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 22, 2011 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best to all of you....(Non Dead)

Back at ya - and thank your brother in law (I can't imagine that many deployments and the impact on his family and loved ones). I'll soon be among family and friends in the Camp Lejeune area - a lot of career military in my family to give me crap about "California values" while I'm "home" for the holidays.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 22, 2011 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best to all of you....(Non Dead)

Likewise, Old Man of the Sea!

;)

[I'd love to retire to the beach on west Mexico and look after sailfish myself, so that title probably suits me better]

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Dec 22, 2011 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best to all of you....(Non Dead)

Thanks Mando, same to you and your family and everyone else on the archive!

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 22, 2011 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best to all of you....(Non Dead)

And to you, and to all the rest of you as well...
Espcially if you're from Crookland:

(trying to get the radio footage...I think its been removed)
So you're just gonna have to read this outloud with your
best Brooklyn accent:


Sal Monella's 'A Child's Christmas in Brooklyn'
by
Rob Bartlett

Twas the night before Christmas in Sheepshead Bay
The kids was asleep, waitin' for the big day
The Stockings were hung by the furnace with care
In hopes that by morning, they would all still be there

Me and the skank were gettin' ready for bed
I wore pajamas, and put a paper bag on her head
When up on the roof, I heard this big crash
Thought it was a burglar, I was gonna kick ass

Went out on the fire escape, looked up in the sky,
And what did I see? This freakin' fat guy
With a red suit and boots that came up to his knees
In the moonlight he looked just like Dom Deluise

He had this big sled pulled by these reindeer
He called one of them 'Dancer' so I assumed he was queer
As he crept off the roof it became clear to me
That this guy was lookin' to steal my TV

Cos' over his shoulder he had a big sack
He came down the stairs, while I planned my attack
I waited a second, 'till the time it seemed ripe
And smacked him in the head...BA DA BING wit a pipe

He fell to the floor wit a groan and a thud
I was kinda surprised I didn't see blood
Instead he rolled over looked me right in the eye
When I saw who I hit I nearly started to cry

I said 'Ay yo, Santa, I'm sorry, aright?'
"Not for nuthin'" he said, "but this just ain't my night"
"I got lost in the Bronx, I ran over some nuns...
"Had a near miss by Kennedy...Rudolph's got the runs
"I'm out all freakin' night and I'm bustin' my hump
"But I can't continue now, not with this bump
"So do me a favor and be a real pal...take over for me, you be Santa Claus, Sal"

I said "I'm from Brooklyn...I ain't right for the part"
But he told me that Santa Claus... 'Comes from the heart'.
He made me an offer I couldn't refuse: Stop at every house...except for the Jews
I got in the boots and stepped onto the sleigh
Wondering why reindeers all smelled that way

That night I was Santa bringin' kids joy and bliss
And if you don't believe me, then yo' jingle this
Since then I been wit him every year in the cold
Ridin' shotgun with Santa...cos' he's fat and he's old

I'm his number one helper I been deputized
So on this Christmas Eve, don't you be surprised
If you hear a voice say really loud and abrupt
'Merry Christmas to all...thanks a lot...and shut the fuck up.



This post was modified by craven714 on 2011-12-22 19:26:06

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Dec 22, 2011 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best to all of you....(Non Dead)

here ya go... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMlhsd4iIWs

funny.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 22, 2011 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best to all of you....(Non Dead)

Thanks bud!